Monday, October 25, 2010

Macaroons: Take 2

Remember the macaroon fiasco in Recipe #48? (I certainly do!) Well, I gave it another shot, and they turned out MUCH better! (Note to self, use less egg whites next time to thicken them up a bit.) This batch did taste pretty marvelous (and looked a wee bit prettier than the last attempt), so we included 'em in a lil care-package to Travis' mom. (Well actually, before sending we had to do some re-baking on account of us sneaking bites of the scrumptious cookies!) Also gave some to my parents who immensely enjoyed them!
These treats were baked amidst an extreee-mely productive day of Travis & I running errands, deep-cleaning the house (Is there anything more appealing than a man scrubbing the bathroom??), & dining at Ciao Mambo. Love that restaurant. Such an urban feel with all the funky Leanne Laine artwork on display. Her theme? Woman & wine. (See photo.)
And in keeping with the "mom theme," here I am pictured with the macaroons (and other cookies too), wearing a surprise from Ma; a Halloween shirt in consolation for my recent frenzied schedules. Aren't moms amazing?? Oh yes. Yes they are.
~Rating of Macaroons: 6 stars (out of 10)
~Quote of the day: "Mother Love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible." -Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul.
~Music while cooking: Rock Star's Night at the Mayan Theatre

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